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this is why you should want your only. disillusionment in the leadership of prevail ratings hit record lows with european nations was struggling with huge levels of debt and. a wall within a war of the most radical and feared factional syria's rebel movement is accused of lynching dozens of moderate opposition fighters. and the international space station will stay in orbit until at least twenty twenty four to keep up with search planned modern missions and guard against possible asteroid threats we report on experts gathering to discuss these very issues.
it's good to have you with us here on our international you're with me tom would say first it's a new year but the same or problems for the e.u. leadership the most recent poll suggests a strong streak of disapproval at their performance among people across the union archies peter oliver has the details. no in a few months europeans will be going to the polls in what could be the most important european parliamentary elections but the latest gallup polls to to sticks well don't make good reading for those that will be standing for the top spots across the european parliament even those countries that have received some of the most help countries like spain that received forty one billion euros to bail out its failing banking sector well in two thousand and nine fifty nine percent of the population said they had faith and they supported the european leadership is another country that's traditionally been very pro e.u.
is ireland they received sixty seven point five billion bailout their failing banking system seventy percent of the irish population had previously said that they supported the european union now that number forty seven percent well it's also been big declines for support of the e.u. in countries like sweden finland austria the netherlands denmark and the you care the first time since these type of statistics have existed the united kingdom it doesn't finish last when it comes to those that support the you currently that statistic belongs to greece with only nineteen percent of their population supporting the european union understandable really when you see the hardships that have been inflicted upon their people by the european crisis it's not just european politicians that have seen a downturn in popularity the euro itself is also hit huge lows
and well europeans look to alternative types of currency to secure their finances we can find out more on that from maria phenomena these colorful rich tangle and notes and not money that they have a real value you can go shopping with these bills in your wallet pay for dinner at a restaurant. the idea of all eternity of also called complimentary currencies that people of businesses agree to use for transactions within a particular area a district quarter with just a street may look like something from a kid's game but the reasons behind it are far from child's play you know where per week first project local currencies stay within the region development second idealogical a lack of confidence in official councils make people want to have something they understand that they can control and that they can trust and not just something that is printed you don't know how with new control and leads to speculation
alternative forms of money have a history stretching back decades and appear to be growing in popularity especially in tough financial times on the resume you nothing bang splay a lot with money and often risky games but at the younger of the day ordinary people have to pay for mistakes and losses this is why people want to have a currency they will be sure will serve them and not go disappear somewhere in fiscal paradises global finance system so banks today's most famous headline grabbing alternative currency is the digital bitcoin but there are dozens of others and he's worldwide in france europe's second largest economy people exchange services and goods via at least twenty different types of complimentary currencies and their numbers are growing. the slain is behind one such project the monthly outside paris she says she never considered pain with anything other than euros until the advantages of an alternative became clear. bothered as with the euro is
that it is definitely not just a mode of exchange but it also became a mode of speculation to feed banks while local currencies support local projects and develop a real economy on the ground which means it works for us the people. because restaurant is part of the project along with a flower shop and they're going to accept or market it is wrong in. here poor people that are people in the world of finance that we're nothing else but to make people who are all for their own benefit why should we allow them to do that this sticker indicates this restaurant accept cash the rare means of fishing a peach in french but also energy and the slogan was overly push your seat is used to express someone is in good health and full of energy which the local currency is here in france certainly seem to be experts claim complimentary currencies will
never replace an official one however if trust is undermined it hard enough in conventional money people may start looking for a different type of change brief notion r.t. from france. and it is seemingly uncontrollable power has risen in syria it's causing more fear among people than the government of bashar assad ever did we must warn you that the footage you're about to see is extremely graphic they say let me state of iraq and levant also known as isis is accused of launching dozens of opposition fighters in the city of aleppo just days ago several hundred captives of the hardline rebel group were freed by other opposition fighters in syria they described being tortured by the radical jihad this militant group and praying for death even so the obama administration is reportedly considering resuming non-lethal aid to the moderate syrian opposition even if part of it may
end up in the hands of more hardline islamist security policy analysts michael maloof believes the violence we're seeing now could have been avoided if it wasn't for the western backing of rebels. you know the states provided lethal assistance through jordan through the cia and through the through turkey through the opposition but the opposition is is is fragmented incapable and what's happened is that the the the more radical elements. principally the. foreign fighters have taken over the opposition in terms of the fighting and consequently those weapons of gotten in their hands they've become emboldened they've become they've gotten better weapons as a consequence are getting surface to air missiles they got r.p.g. and as a result it's it's and it's given them before a force multiplier to be able to fight it successfully not only against not only against bashar assad but now to extend itself back into iraq which they know
whose forces are not capable of withstanding the the onslaught of the. the thread of jihad is taking over the more moderate opposition has cause a view on syrian rebels to shift recently former cia director michael hayden said the assad regime is beginning to look like the lesser of all the evils of former u.s. ambassador to syria iraq and afghanistan ryan crocker agreed that as us that is not as bad as the jihad is while russia's foreign minister sergei lavrov welcomed the change of stuffs made only in iraq of the government has been unable to push al qaeda linked militants out of the city of fallujah but the u.s. stepping in to help crosstalk debates whether its involvement can lead to any good . the united states states nine years applying hell fire missiles and drones and
automation and attacks of all sorts of kinds and none of that worked is the definition of of mental illness to keep doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results introducing weapons into iraq at this time from the united states will likely have as much success this time as it did the last time i mean this is kind of deja vu all over again do you do the same thing again it's really quite amazing i mean we have to remind our viewers here there was no al qaeda in iraq before the invasion and now they have i mean come on i mean what is the learning curve here with all of the distortions of the result of meddling right murder by the united states is this spirit seeking sovereignty self-determination dignity it's a rule all right all right going to iran and going down but it's and it is a good thing going and off it for as you mentioned some good words there itself that ask those people well you can we do for you. if you want.
afghanistan's security deal with the u.s. is unlikely to be signed before in presidential elections according to you and american making them the diplomatic deadlock has severely strained relations and washington has threatened to a total pull out of afghanistan if the deal isn't signed soon as get more on this with afghan m.p. and presidential hopeful adel decile tuns i thank you for joining us here on our team to nationals that if the threat of a total u.s. pullout realistic. i think yes it is. the united states has to comply to the public opinion that is prevailing in that country and i think there's a possibility that the u.s. may have to do what the people of the united states want and that is
a total pullout if if the u.s. government doesn't have a long term strategic. vision about afghanistan about terrorism then i'm sure this will be a very very real possibility and do you think that the afghan security forces can take charge of security themselves if that pullout does happen. when the pullout if the pullout happens and the afghan security forces. will be able to do something but the problem is that the political leadership in the country does not exude the self-confidence and also the national. cohesion that is required for a national security force to to come in and be besieged around if a government that is corrupt and that is void of the psychological legitimacy that a national army requires to to cling on then that army cannot fight for
a few thoughts and a few criminals that are holding power and holding the whole country hostage when you mean thousands of me now we talk about the taliban here because there is quite a high fear that they could come and take control of the southern parts of afghanistan as soon as the nato troops leave it do you think do you see that happening is that a real threat is that the other threat if that the americans decide to do a total pullout. as i mentioned then that a lack of national cohesion aware of the national security forces of afghanistan would do would to cling on definitely the national army will be sort of divided into different groups and then the taliban can take advantage of that sort of a division from from which they can come in stage attacks and the civilians will probably not stand on the military side and they'll just stand just neutral brosnan
so let me ask you this this is all about security it's about security for the afghan people what do the people think of this deal. the people of afghanistan have already spoken the consult. maybe. they want this treaty to be signed the afghan people already gave their recommendation not only all for this bilateral security agreement but also for the much larger agreement which was the strategic agreement with the united states in both cases the people of afghanistan were in favor of signing that both both of the treaties and the first one was signed a year earlier and it was ratified by the parliament so there's no doubt that the people of afghanistan want stability you know we are facing so many problems corruption lack of rule of law terrorism drug problems and all these things are making the feet people think that we need a stable government and
a stable security situation and in the absence of the international community that stability will be jeopardized is said let me ask you that on that point that you just rate afghanistan really seventy two has really seventy two suspected taliban fighters handed over by the u.s. why did that happen then very briefly thank you so. that's a very important question in the in the on the eve of the afghan presidential election releasing these kinds of people can tell you that there's a subliminal effort under lying efforts that is going on to disturb if present government has interest and unstable election therefore they will do whatever they can and release of these notorious commanders is one of those attempts. thank you very much amiss a dell would still tons eli from kabul for us here on r.t. international. coming up in the program a nationalist among pacifists. argy
looks at hall japan's a right wing movements are becoming more vocal about the need to regain self respect and make its presence felt. also coming up in the program report on the security plans lamed add to keeping the russian city of sochi safe during the twenty second winter olympic games to stay with us full. he survived war atrocities. to make a final decision. has changed his life and the world around him. by giving up. hope. and loves to so many children.
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four it's hoped more nations could now take part and work on the i assess including trying to prevent asteroid strikes as well as planning missions to mars arches and she can reports. leaders of space programs from all over the world have gathered in washington to map out the future of space exploration and any progress here is a leap for the fall of humankind and never just one nation and by the way this meeting is the first of its kind on a ministerial level with over thirty countries participating but we will advance further faster if we work collectively the explosion of a meteor over russia last year added to the urgency of creating a global asteroid warning system scientists say although extremely expensive it's technically feasible but it cooperation deal like that is yet a distant shot just because a result there has to be a political will what country would sign off on an agreement with a clause saying parties can pull out of the program if their new leaders switch so
it's country would risk enormous losses in such a case especially say any future international marson venture would require a steadfast commitment i just don't see any nation having enough commitment to be willing to fund. a amount of money that would take with today's technology state of today's technology to go to mars alone there was a strong and now well established cooperation between russia and a number of other countries at the international space station but beyond that it's still just talk talk that is happening here in washington i'm going to check on r.t. . the international space station took ten yes' and over thirty missions to assemble the result a football field size engineering model extending its operations means allowing more private companies to supply cargo and compete for lucrative deals also see end of the messes shuttle program astronauts have been ferried back and forth to the
station on russian soyuz spacecraft scientists a christian faith says a small and nations are rapidly entering the space race. the opinion of russia and the plans of russia in terms of space exploration will be a key element in a global space exploration scenario we are very pleased to see that also small countries who still a few years nobody could think about them being actively involved in space projects they are more and more understanding the value of space services they are more and more understanding the use of key in for tends to play a role in the global. space exploration scenery and more and more of these countries are developing capabilities which are amazing spacestation for me is the example that such corporation can work this by all before different approaches
differences in different countries. and i'm president a level of security is in place around the russian city of sochi the host of the twenty fourteen winter olympic games tens of thousands of police officers have been drafted in with the sole aim of keeping citizens of visitors and athletes safe artie's paul scott takes a look. the twenty second olympic winter games in two thousand and fourteen are war there to the city of sochi. as soon as russia's black sea resort was awarded the game seven years ago some observers to question the choice of host city such as close proximity to the volatile caucuses region was they are huge a cause for concern. and the recent twin terror attacks in volgograd some seven hundred kilometers from sochi every ignited some of those worries organizers say security has been their main priority since day one tourism is the
global threat and for terrorism there is no bond there is no terrorists but here in sochi from the very beginning of the construction phase the state that sort is made those with months to prepare the special measures starting from the screening of their own materials checking in all the venues and preparing incredible measures of the security to provide this safe environment here with less than a month to go now until the games begin tight security measures are already in place around forty thousand police and security offices are expected to be on patrol all sales of dangerous hunting equipment a bond for the duration of the games there's also a controlled zone stretching sixty kilometers along the coast and twenty five kilometers inland and encompassing all venues so. in terms of
security sochi is a special case because this whole area is authorized visitors only there are security details from a number of countries including the u.k. and u.s. working here. and those security forces will be coming together to protect places like this is the brand new purpose built train station in the olympic village is going to be one of the main transport hubs during the games moving thousands of spectators. we have cameras into crumbs that connect you with the engineer and the police present train stations and on the train security is pretty tight. with the bulk of the work now complete with all venues and transport networks built and tested sochi is now just waiting for the sporting world to descend. altie. now some more news from around the world to the sour police and its symbol clash with when writing the first anniversary of the assassination actually that issue
rebels the female activists from the kurdish p.k. k. party would hold in areas last year by island broke out after officers blocked the demonstrators from reaching the french consulate to lay a wreath case considered a terrorist organization by the e.u. and e.u. was sent has been battling for an independent homeland since one thousand nine hundred forty. three courts in egypt have convicted one hundred thirteen muslim brotherhood supporters on charges ranging from writing to weapons possession in december the government declared the brotherhood a terrorist group like using it of violence its origins have been cracking down on the organization ever since president morsy was removed from power at last she left . for my cuban leader fidel castro appeared in public for the first time in nine months in have an empty tended the opening of an art studio in the country's capital eighty seven year old rule to cuba for once
five decades before handing power to his brother due to health reasons. some parts of japanese society want to drag the pacifists nation to the right nationalist groups are growing louder in their calls for the country to take a harder line against enemies home and abroad arches alexia looks at the possible political risk. but america questions are for the entire region. it's become a tradition in japan when some foreign officials are subjected to verbal abuse on this particular occasion japanese nationalists made their feelings known loud and clear to russia's foreign minister china and south korea have also been in their crosshairs one for an island dispute the other for sending too many labor migrants to japan and why the latest protests korean workers were described as cockroaches which needed to be exterminated this man is one of those behind the nationalist rallies in japan he says he'd like to see japan
a more close society one of the other water we've been to open to the world no foreigners come here and commit crimes i want us to return to pre-war period when we were closed and self-sufficient despite criticizing the government for its immigration policies the movement could not be feeling more comfortable since twenty twelve when she was reelected as prime minister such rallies have been on the rise. those are not only foreign nationals and delegations getting their stick from japanese nationalists there are locals who have directly suffered from their country becoming the far right these school teachers have been protesting because they lost their jobs for not complying with what they call ultranationalist regulations in schools. should be made as an obligation to listen to the national anthem before classes i told my pupils part of who were not even japanese that it wasn't obligatory to stand up and then i got fired but it's not only about
instilling national pride speculation is rife that with all the stronger japan hype is eager to amend the nine. in forty seven constitution namely article number nine which braves japan from having any kind of army other than for defense purposes in the increasingly intertwined world we can't ensure the peace of our nation without broad actively taking a role in the peace and security of the world why don't we take steps forward on the issue of constitutional amendment but not everyone is buying it and more far reaching goal could be reshaping the regional balance of power. there has been a talk among high profile politicians including former prime ministers who launch a good public debate whether japan should have nuclear weapons its new materialized but it's something they really believe has been pondering for years now. and non-pacifist japan let alone a nuclear power would send shock waves across the region say experts but for now even with nationalist voices getting louder polls suggest that such ideas are still
some way from becoming reality let's see russia reporting from japan. safe is up next here on r t a l c c. what a country experiences a tragedy like the recent terrorism in volgograd the ex question is what to do about it i mean we have to do something right let's never let a good tragedy go to waste one do remember recommends getting rid of the moratorium on the death penalty for prayers groups including terrorists because the death penalty is the perfect way to punish a suicide bomber also this duma member failed to mention high level cryptic kratz in the government as those who could possibly face the firing squad perhaps that
was just an honest oversight i'm not against the death penalty in some rare instances but punishing terrorists after the fact doesn't bring victims back the focus needs to be on the source of terrorism soldiers can play around all day with weapons because the government gives them a salary weapons and training some people are recruiting arming and training new terrorists you don't need to usher in a massive surveillance state to stop terrorism or go death penalty crazy what you need to do is hit the funding and training source hard if you can i mean how many of you guys out there could make a remotely detonated bomb a c. for our year old without help almost none of you see for doesn't grow on trees someone pays for it but that's just my opinion. iraq is clearly again falling back into extreme civil strife washington says it wants to help but most iraqis appear weary of any more american assistance then
there is afghanistan washington plans to finally leave this year the sad reality for all involved is the fact that launched in may never be able to we. now welcome to survey and kill on sophie shevardnadze and we have a very special guest today who seems to have tasted all last year of paranoia and has made fortunes and people spear up internet viruses he then worked on an antibiotic in the jungle of bullies but had to flee in order to escape birder charges john mcafee what is he up to now. drugs drugs guns poverty. freedom that's jail has been on top of the world's one on.